MGM Finally Able to Get That 'Child's Play' Remake Off the Ground?
It's been over three years since we heard about the potential for a remake of the horror favorite Child's Play featuring Chucky, everyone's favorite bloodthirsty, serial-killer-possessed doll. Then in 2008 we got word from Don Mancini, franchise writer and the original film's director, about the plans for the horror remake and just why they felt it was necessary. However, the project got held up due to rights issues between MGM and Universal. MGM only held the rights to the first film while Universal had the rights to all the sequels. Now a deal has been worked out between them, and the remake is finally coming together.
Movieweb has word on the deal between the two studios which was no doubt helped by MGM's recent recovery. Production could very well start later this year, but the really good news is that Brad Dourif will be returning to voice Chucky. Apparently the reboot is supposed to be darker with less comedic elements. Personally, I welcome less of the comedy since Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky got a little ridiculous. Nothing official has been said about the remake, but considering MGM's triumphant return from the dead with a whole slew of remakes and reboots in the works, this sounds feasible. What do you think?